Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Royal Couple Arrive in Canada


William and Kate touched down in Canada this evening as they began their first royal tour together.


The Canadian military plane that carried the couple landed at Ottawa's international airport. The smiling couple stepped off the plane into and shook hands with Canadian officials before leaving immediately for the National War Memorial.



Kate switched out of the blue Roland Mouret dress she wore when she boarded at London's Heathrow airport into a navy three-quarter-sleeved, lacy, form-fitting 'Cecile' shift dress (Resort 2012 collection - $2,850) by Erdem Moralioglu, a Canadian designer born in Montreal and tan pumps.


The dress had a scoop-back with contrast stone crepe and a navy lace overlay. The sheer lace sleeves have a scallop detail.


Kate accesorized with some old friends,  the LK Bennett Sledge2 pump in light taupe and carried the envelope clutch that we have yet to ID.


Kate had her tresses styled into a demi-chignon.

Below is a close up of Kate's bracelet

We're thinking that this bracelet looks like The Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti® Diamonds by the Yard® bracelet $525. The bracelet is sterling silver with 3 round diamonds.


Update 10/22/12

Kate's earrings are Tiffany & Co. 18k Gold by designer Elsa Peretti. The stones are diamonds and cabochon sapphires. They match her diamond and carbochon sapphire necklace. Both are no longer available for purchase.
 
The first time we saw her wear the earrings and necklace was during the official engagement announcement at Clarence House on Nov. 16, 2010.

 
Update 11/19/2011


I have found some additional info on Kate's Erdem dress. Below is a decription from the Bergdof Goodman website:
 
Stone with navy lace overlay.
Bateau neckline; scoop back.
Sheer three-quarter sleeves; scalloped trim.
Fitted silhouette; straight hem hits at knee.
Hidden back zip.
Viscose/spandex; lace, viscose/polyamide; lining, polyester/spandex.
Made in United Kingdom of Italian material.



 

9 comments:

  1. Can you identify the sapphire earrings she wore when arriving in Canada? LOVE the blog!!!

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  2. Unfortunately, I have been unable to ID the earrings. There has been much speculation from the the diamonds and sapphires originally being Diana's and Kate having them reset. To the earrings being a gift either from William or even a wedding gift from an unknown guest/other family member. If I find out any additional info, I will definitely post an update.
    Thanks so much for reading my blog :)

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    1. Any luck yet on the earrings, she has a matching necklace that she wore on her engagement announcement day and to a wedding back on July 19,2008.

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  3. Apologies, I was thinking of the wrong earrings - totally my fault. I have not yet been able to ID them either.

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  4. Have you found the designer yet for the sapphire oval cabochon necklace? Tiffany's has a similar one, but Kate's stone appears to be bigger.

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  5. Hi Shirley~Thanks so much for your post. Yes, Kate's earrings have been ID'd (I plan to update the post tonight). They are by Tiffany & Co. 18k Gold by designer Elsa Peretti. The stones are diamonds and cabochon sapphires.

    Kate's necklace matches the earrings and is also by Tiffany & Co.

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  7. Thanks so much for the information and insight into Kate's earrings. Would it be okay if I include some of the above information in an updated post and, of course, credit you with all the wonderful info?

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  8. Tiffany & Co. by designer Elsa Peretti, Necklace and Earrings have never been confirmed by Tiffany to be Sapphire's, they are Lapis that they have been confirmed to be. Off the record as I am not a Gemologist is the resemblance to sapphire's from my knowledge is they are heat treated and polished (a quick summary of what my friend told me), it is an interesting process but a professional, as I am friends with a gemologist, geology enter's in the heated stone part. He would have to explain it to get into the scientific aspect, its pretty amazing gemology. Two emails to customer service have the company state that they are not sapphire, and sales assistance who gemologist also have stated that Peretti does not used Cabochon Sapphire's.

    Update, I edited any misspellings or confusing sentences, also removed anything negative, I recently learned that the ID's are done in teams, which is what I was so picky about, and turns out thats how its done.

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